Actor Zal, the NUP General Secretary, said in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja that this was based on assurances received from the Pension Transitional Administrative Directorate.
A statement issued by the management of PTAD in Abuja on Monday, said the NOKs were beneficiaries of the deceased civil service pensioners who have completed the process of documentation.
Sharon Ikeazor, the Executive Secretary, Pensions Transitional Arrangement Directorate, says it is partnering agencies responsible for fighting financial crime, to reduce fraud in pensions payment.
PTAD’s spokesperson, Harriet Agbeniyi, said in Lagos on Sunday the automation would involve deploying technology to execute computation without human assistance.
A statement by management of PTAD on Monday in Abuja said the successful computation of the benefits for the DSC pensioners became possible 13 years after Federal Government privatised the company in February 2005.
The affected directors are Godson Ukpevo, who until his disengagement was in charge of Civil Service Pension Department; Uloma Uruakpa of Customs, Immigrations and Prisons Pension Department; Taiwo Ogundipe, Parastatals Pension Department;…
Some of the pensioners, who spoke to newsmen in Gombe on Wednesday at the venue of the verification, said they had waited for too long for their retirement benefits and already lost hope.
According to Ikeazor, the phase one exercise will take place in Enugu, Lagos and PortHarcourt form January 15, while phase two will be conducted in Gombe, Kano and Abuja from February 5.
Ikeazor said in a statement in Abuja that the delay “is due to new features introduced on the Government Integrated Financial Management Information System, GIFMIS platform for financial transactions”.
“Since I came in, we have established an anti-corruption unit in collaboration with ICPC and also, I have made a policy role that we must have incidence report of these frauds
The statement quoted Amechi as saying the assurance came during a meeting between the management of PTAD and representatives of the National Union of Pensioners, the National Association of Retired Paramilitary Officers, the Association of…